This creamy savory Pumpkin Hummus is a new fall favorite appetizer that I like to serve this time of year or around Thanksgiving. With warm spices and creamy pumpkin puree, it's a light, healthy and satisfying spread your guests will love dipping into!
It can be made in advance and served at room temperature for a hands off appetizer friends and family can casually snack on while waiting for the big dinner.
The warm spices and subtle sweetness from the pumpkin and brown sugar are a delicious twist on your classic hummus. Best of all, like my white bean dip, it can be whipped up in less than 10 minutes!
- chickpeas: any canned chickpeas works!
- pumpkin puree: Storebought is easiest but you can always make your own puree. Make sure to purchase pumpkin puree and not pumpkin pie mix. I like Libby's.
- tahini: This is sesame paste and is used in almost every hummus recipe. It can be found in any food store.
- olive oil: Use a good quality olive oil!
- lemon juice: This adds a bright acidity.
- spices: I include chili, garlic and onion powder.
- dark brown sugar: This adds a bit of sweetness and molasses flavor.
How To Make Pumpkin Hummus
When I tell you this is one of the easiest recipes I have, I mean it!
First you need to strain the chickpeas from the aquafaba.
Then just add ALL ingredients into a food processor and puree until smooth and creamy!
Using a food processor is the best way to puree homemade hummus.
It will ensure your pumpkin hummus is smooth and creamy. Gritty hummus is not very desireable!
This food processor is a good one for this recipe.
📃 NOTE: You can print the FULL recipe with all ingredients & detailed instructions below!
🎃My Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball is also a delicious appetizer this time of year!
- Make sure the consistency is what you're looking for. Adding more olive oil will give your hummus a thinner consistency. More chickpeas will make it thicker. Feel free to play around with it.
- Add more or less salt depending on your taste.
- Feel free to add other spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, clove or pumpkin pie spice for a warmer fall flavor.
- Grilling your pita or naan bread will elevate the flavors of your hummus. I highly recommend doing this.
Serve my Pumpkin Gingersnap Dip as a festive dessert!
What To Serve With Pumpkin Hummus
This hummus goes well with anything from freshly cut veggies, to pita bread to pretzels!
I recommend serving it with a selection of GF dippers to appease those with allergies as well.
Keep in mind you can make this hummus in advance and chill in the fridge for up to 3 days. Serve on Halloween or Thanksgiving to your guests!
Other Fall Recipes You Need To Make:
The BEST Pumpkin Hummus
- 1 cup chickpeas
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 tablespoon tahini
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
- Transfer to a small bowl and garnish.
- Serve with grilled pita bread, crackers and veggies.